Thursday, September 30, 2010

Draft Thesis

I have begun writing my draft thesis, trying to sort out my thoughts. I have little experience writing thesis, so I am not entirely sure what to include in my writing, or what viewpoint I should write from. Am writing bits at a time, and will eventually move everything to a latex format with correct referencing and such. Tips would help. I am reviewing material sent from course supervisor as well.

Have also made progress on actual software. But web design alludes me, so I have just got a basic front page that doesn't do much at the moment. Most of the code has been recycled from google app engine tutorial. Trying to learn how to change implementation towards a face book oriented version.

Draft Thesis
- In Progress. Still in introductions.

- In Progress.

Friday, September 17, 2010

Slow progress

My laptop has had hardware issues and I haven't been able to work as hard on my project as I would have liked. It keeps crashing halfway through my work.
I was able to make a simple facebook app last week, and am now designing a structure for the thesis project app. I will try to keep the layout as simple as I can.
Also working on thesis paper (Did you ever send me a sample thesis paper Dr Calvo?). Any tips would be welcome.
Finding it might be hard without results I can discuss.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Language Change

I have decided to change my base programming language from python to java, as I have been able to get more help and utility out of java and its libraries. Also, enrolling in the elec5619 Object Orientated Applications course has introduced me to a few very useful tools. Trying to work on presentation due friday lately.

Monday, August 16, 2010

Discussed thesis with supervisor, Rafael introduced the topic of squid software. Squid is a proxy server and web cache daemon, and the idea is to use this to store all the information sent by the user through the web for collation. Obviously, this brings up invasion of privacy issues so it may be limited to lab use.

I am still trying to see whether I can host face book apps using tom cat based servers. I have asked a tutor for help on the subject and he reported that I could.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Apache Tomcat

This past week has been spent trying to install apache tomcat verison 6.0.29 onto my computer. I was faced with a few problems with my Java environment causing the installer to give errors. Thankfully, after reinstalling java, I have managed to correctly install and run tomcat. I will be using tomcat to host a virtual server for a testing and building environment for my applications.

I have returned to the refining of my aim. I would like to try to stay away from the actual diagnosis of users, perhaps giving the ability of users to indicate whether they have been diagnosed with psychological problems. I will focus more on the collection and categorisation of users and information. I am looking into "Market basket" analysis, which may be helpful in finding connections within research areas.

Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Face book apps

Researching on how to create face book application using Python and FaceBook connectors.
Python-facebook Wiki, How To Build A Facebook Application, Writing a Facebook Application.

Friday, June 25, 2010

Progress Report

This is the link to my Progress Report. I will continue to update it as I go. My current objective is to learn more about face book applications and languages that they use. I will also keep refining the focus of my research target.